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    Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest Thursday

    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week. Union organizers say workers will walk off their jobs Thursday in 150 cities nationwide. Restaurants that they say will be affected include McDonald’s, Burger King , Wendy’s and KFC, which is owned by Yum Brands. The action would be the latest in a two-year effort to get employers to pay them a minimum wage of $15 an hour and allow […]

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    Train your brain to crave healthy food

    (CNN) — It may be possible to rewire your brain so that it wants — craves, even — healthier foods. How? By following a healthy diet. We know, that wasn’t the quick fix to afternoon ice cream binges you were hoping for. But this research could lead to a more sci-fi solution to the obesity epidemic. In a pilot study published Monday in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, scientists say that changing your eating behavior can actually change how your […]

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    Summer movies 2014: 4 things we learned

    (CNN) — Was it the end of the world at the summer box office? There certainly was plenty of destruction to go around. Not only were several cities destroyed, including San Francisco (“Godzilla”) and Chicago (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”), there was also the kind of destruction Hollywood hates: that of their receipts. Summer ticket sales, as of the last week in August, were down 15% over summer 2013, according to The New York Times, quoting movie business tabulator Rentrak. For […]

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    Parents arrested after pulling son with brain cancer out of hospital

    (CNN) — The parents who pulled their cancer-stricken son from a British hospital and spurred an international search for the boy have been arrested, police said. Brett and Naghmeh King took their 5-year-old son, Ashya, who has brain cancer, to France and then Spain late last week, authorities said. Hotel staff members in Malaga, Spain, recognized Ashya and his family from media coverage and contacted police. Authorities did not immediately say what charges they face. British police said the Crown […]

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    Gov. Rick Perry deletes ‘unauthorized’ tweet mocking district attorney

    (CNN) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Twitter account sent a disparaging graphic of Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg Sunday night. The full deleted @governorperry tweet: http://t.co/V1diU0X1uo— Evan Smith (@evanasmith) September 01, 2014 Less than an hour later, Perry deleted the tweet and followed up with another tweet calling the graphic unauthorized. A tweet just went out from my account that was unauthorized. I do not condone the tweet and I have taken it down.— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) September 01, […]

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    What they never tell you about losing a lot of weight

    By Shannon Britton (CNN) — At 27 years old, I weighed 486 pounds and decided to have gastric bypass surgery. I know what you might be thinking: “Oh, you took the easy way out.” Let me tell you, having weight loss surgery is far from easy. It involves a total commitment to a lifestyle change. Before my surgery nearly three years ago, I met with my surgeon, nutritionists, exercise coaches and a psychologist. I went to classes and learned about […]

  • Austin Beerworks 99-pack Peacemaker Anytime Ale

    99 cans of beer in a pack?!

    AUSTIN,Tex. (CNN) — Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to “keep Austin weird” by releasing the first 99-pack of beer to consumers. To celebrate the “anytime” of their Peacemaker Anytime Ale, the craft brewer decided to release the multipack. “Since you can drink it anytime, you’re going to want to have more than a few on hand,” the brewery said in a video on its website. What started as a viral sensation turned out to be no joke: […]

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    Peanut butter killed his mom; Now son watches company brass stand trial

    ALBANY, Georgia (CNN) — It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother’s death. Shirley Mae Almer, 72, survived lung cancer and a brain tumor. But not peanut butter. One of America’s favorite foods — tainted with salmonella — killed her, just four days before Christmas in 2008. Her grief-stricken son opened the presents she’d left for him under the tree: a shirt and a […]

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    Elvis Presley jets for sale amid Graceland makeover

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNN) — Elvis Presley’s last two jets, the “Lisa Marie” and “Hound Dog II,” are for sale. The four-engine “Lisa Marie” features a queen-size bed, gold bathroom fixtures, a videotape system with four TVs and a stereo system with 52 speakers, according to an ad posted on an aviation sales website this week. The tail section on the 1960 Convair 880 features Presley’s trademark “TCB” — for “Taking Care of Business” — and a color scheme personally chosen […]

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    Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chelsea Clinton, who joined NBC as a special correspondent in 2011, is stepping down from the news network. Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter announced her departure in a Facebook post, hanging the decision on her desire to continue working for the Clinton Foundation and the fact that she and her husband Marc Mezvinsky will be welcoming their first child this fall. “I am profoundly grateful to NBC viewers who responded to the stories I shared, providing funds […]

  • Janine Stange sings anthem at all 50 states

    Remember her? Woman reaches goal of singing national anthem in all 50 states

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — It’s tradition for the Tennessee Titans games to start with the national anthem, and when Thursday night’s singer stepped onto the field, she was fulfilling a dream. Janine Stange set a goal of singing the national anthem in all 50 states to mark the 200th anniversary of The Star-Spangled Banner, and Tennessee was number 50. “I’ve always loved singing the national anthem. I sang it since I was in high school. I’ve always felt that just […]